PRLog - April 21, 2014 - CHICAGO -- The traditional form of Japanese poetry writing, Haiku, has been adapted to suit Western sensibilities and address modern topics by James K. Moore in his hot book ‘A Haiku: The Collection.’
A Haiku: The Collection
Haiku writing is a more complex process than simple poetry writing. This ancient form of composing poems challenged James K. Moore to take his thoughts and express them in the poems in such a way that it not only made sense to the reader but also kept them actively engaged. What makes haiku writing more testing is that there are certain limits and restrictions on the amount of syllables that can be used. Add to this the challenge of being able to convey a touching and thought instigating story within three lines itself, so as to convey an effective message to the reader.
Through haiku poetry, the author wanted to experiment with various modern and relevant themes such as sex, drugs, and violence which are not typically found in traditional haiku poems of yore. Also, he has named each poem in such a way that the reader knows beforehand what the Haiku will be about and chooses to read or not read it, depending on their preferences and tastes. These are some of the reasons ‘A Haiku: The Collection’ stands a class apart from other typical modern haiku books out today. ‘A Haiku: The Collection’ is now available online at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/
“An awesome book of modern style haiku poetry. It has some very complex poems as well as a handful of simplistic poems. It most definitely is a book I would suggest a person to get who loves reading haiku. I give it a modest 4 star review and will take a look at some more haiku written by the author,” states Katrina Scott from GoodReads.
A resident of Chicago, IL, James K. Moore is a businessman, author, and poet who had always considered writing to be his true calling and started working with his passion from the young age. He continues to head MooreSuccess Inc. where he offers services in online marketing for musicians/artists and business owners.